12-Week Full-Time Firefighter Training Program

NFPA 1001 Level I & ll FIREFIGHTER

Become an IFSAC-certified firefighter through OFA's Full-time Firefighting course, delivered as an intense, hands-on, in-person program within our state-of-the-art training facility in Orangeville, Ontario.


Our full-time program provides recruits with a 12-week comprehensive, entry-level training as a Firefighter.

Recruits will receive hands-on training at our facility that covers.

Recruits will also train at a burn house and rescue tower.

Recruits will live in a firehouse setting in dormitories with a shared kitchen, bathroom, common space, fitness and entertainment rooms, and are responsible for managing and maintaining all station duties like they would in a real-life fire hall. 

Recruits will work alongside professional instructors from Municipal Fire Services & Volunteer Departments.

Join other recruits in an intense boot-camp environment where you’ll learn how to fight fires while performing challenging tasks like daily inspections, firefighting drills, and fire truck washing. You’ll also have opportunities to respond to progressively more challenging fire scenarios.


Course price


  • $500 Registration Fee is due upon application
  • This will be applied to the full tuition fee once the application is processed and approved
  • We offer flexible payment plans
  • Includes Ontario Fire Marshall (OFM) testing/certification (IFSAC) exam fees

    Accepted Payment Methods: E-Transfer, Cheque, Debit, Credit


  • Ontario Fire Academy Uniform
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Rental
    1. Firefighting Helmet
    2. Firefighting Flash-Hood
    3. Firefighting Gloves
    4. Firefighting Boots 
  • Academic Course Materials: Books etc 
  • Emergency First Responder Course
  • Room & Board at our Facility

What’s not included

  • Daily Meals
  • Safety shoes/boots with a CSA green tag

2022 cohort dates

Start DateEnd Date
January 10, 2022April 1, 2022
April 11, 2022June 30, 2022
July 5, 2022September 23, 2022
September 26, 2022December 16, 2022

Please contact us by phone or email to inquire about availability.



Course hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Recruits will have 1-hour for lunch from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.


Recruits will work with a small group of approximately 15 students per class, with a 5:1 student to instructor ratio on all practical sessions. We believe very firmly in lots of practical, hands-on experience for our recruits.


Every recruit must report to OFA on time, wearing a clean uniform, and ready to work alongside fellow firefighters in team building exercises.

Emergency First Responder Training

Recruits will dedicate 40-hours to Emergency First Responder Training.

"Attending the Ontario Fire Academy was one of the best decisions I’ve made on my path to becoming a career firefighter. The school gave me all the tools, training, and knowledge I would need in preparation for the job. One of the unique features offered by OFA is the ability to live on campus during the course. I would highly recommend this. It helps me stay focused on what I was learning by surrounding me with like-minded individuals, and gave me a sense of what firehall living was all about. I was fortunate enough to be hired within 8 months of completing the OFA course."


Brampton Fire

"I got a full time firefighting job with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, and just finished my probationary year. The Ontario Fire Academy prepared me very well for the training course out here. It was a 14 week course covering most of the same stuff, with a little more detail and catered to our SOG’s. Coming in with the knowledge base and skills that I learned at your school made it a very easy transition. Thanks for everything!"


Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency Service

"Deciding to attend the Ontario Fire Academy was one of the best decisions of my life. I was able to attend on a part-time basis, which was not offered anywhere else in the span of time offered by the Ontario Fire Academy. This allowed me to continue working full time and provide for my family while having the ability to pursue my goals. I can without a doubt say, the training I received there gave me a firm foundation to start my career as a probationary firefighter."


Markham Fire

Are you ready to start your firefighting journey with us?